|Obituaries for Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000
BELINGTON -- Timothy Lee Bosely II, 14, of Marysville Road, Route 2, Belington, died at approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born March 7, 1986, at Philippi, a son of Timothy Lee and Michelle Diana Sandridge Bosely, who survive at Route 2, Belington.
Also surviving are one brother, Joshua W.B. Bosely; two sisters, Ashley Michelle and Alicia Naomi Bosely, all at home; his maternal grandmother, the Rev. Alma Sandridge, Stonewood; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Raymond B. Sandridge Sr.; and his paternal grandparents, Arthur Lee and Lois Naomi Bosely.
Tim was a homebound student of Philip Barbour High School.
He was a member of the Union Hillbilly 4-H Club and the Teens Group at the Belington Church of the Nazarene.
CLARKSBURG -- H. Ervin Canfield, 90, of South Sixth Street, Clarksburg, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in the United Hospital Center.
He was born Oct. 6, 1909, in Coalton, a son of the late Gilbert W.B. and Lettie Hunt Canfield.
His wife, Joyce Flewelling Yoney Canfield, whom he married Dec. 27, 1996, survives.
Also surviving are one stepdaughter, Helen Pfouts, Abingdon, Md.; three stepgrandchildren; and one sister, Helen Amacher, Clarksburg.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Canfield was retired from the McNichol China Company, where he had worked as a jiggerman with 37 years service.
He was a member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church for over 50 years and a member of the Charleston American Legion.
He was a friend of Robert C. Byrd High School.
He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in the Artillery Division.
Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Kurt Busiek officiating. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Full military graveside rites will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert C. Byrd Athletic Department, One Eagle Way, Clarksburg, WV 26301.
WESTON -- Delbert R. Gaines, 79, of 421 Delaware Ave., Weston, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Alum Fork, a son of the late Martin Gaines and Dorothy Smith Gaines Brannon.
His wife, the former Wilma L. Burkhammer, whom he married Dec. 5, 1944, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Ronald Smith and wife, Trannis, Williamstown; and two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Nancy) Critchfield, Buckhannon, and Mrs. William (Carol) Law, Jane Lew; six grandchildren, Alisha Smith Sexton, Timothy Bruce Critchfield, Tamera Critchfield Wright, Christopher Critchfield, William Jeffrey Law and Joseph Allen Law; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Gaines was a retired coal miner with King Knob Coal Company.
He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local No. 1938 of Fairmont, and the Broad Street United Methodist Church, Weston, where he served as an usher and was on the administrative board. He was also a member of International Order of Odd Fellows, Weston.
Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clifford West officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.
Georgia Ann Kinley, 85, of 6281Ú2 W. Main St., Clarksburg, died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at her residence.
She was born in Clarksburg on Feb. 6, 1915, a daughter of the late Theodore McGowan and the late Rosella Minney McGowan.
Her husband, George A. Kinley, preceded her in death in February 1975.
Surviving are two nephews and one niece, Micky and wife, Bonnie McGowan, Gene Randolph and Shirley Ann Lightner.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Adelaide Swirk and Eva Randolph; one brother, Charles McGowan, and a niece, Jean Frey.
Mrs. Kinley was a member of the Church of God, Liberty Addition, Clarksburg. She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Friday, Sept. 29, with the Rev. Wayne DeHart presiding. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be memorial contributions to The Church of God, Librerty addition.
FLATWOODS -- Mr. Russell E. McPherson, 73, of Burnsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, after a short illness.
He was born Nov. 6, 1926, at Burnsville, Braxton County, a son of the late Frank Democrat McPherson and Susie Wine McPherson.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Betty McPherson, Burnsville; two nieces, Twila Clark, Point Pleasant, and Brenda Conley; and three nephews, Franklin "Butch" and Roger L. McPherson, all of Burnsville, and Jerry McPherson, Richmond Dale, Ohio.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Rufus, Lawrence and William McPherson.
Mr. McPherson attended the Romney School for the Deaf. He attended the First Baptist Church, Burnsville.
He was a farmer.
GRAFTON -- Hattie Gertrude Mayle, 90, of Route 3, Philippi, Clemtown community, died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law.
She was born Aug. 6, 1910, in Taylor County, a daughter of the late Earl Creed Mayle and Vestine Mayle.
Her husband, William Troy Mayle, preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1963.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Ervin (Margaret) Mayle; four grandchildren, William Ervin Mayle Jr. and wife, Brenda, Carla Jo Sharf and spouse, Donald, and Nathaniel Amos Mayle, all of Philippi, Clemtown community, and Robin Lynn Mayle and spouse, Jimmy, Grafton, West Hill community; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernadine Mayle, Elkton, Md.; three brothers, Laco Mayle, Grafton, Webster community, Alfred "Tenny" Mayle and wife, Melba, Grafton, Knottsville community, and Coy K. Mayle and wife, Luetta, Grafton, Knottsville community; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mayle was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a former in-home caregiver.
She attended the West Hill Wesleyan Methodist Church.
UTICA, Mich. -- Samuel A. Mazza, 90, of Utica, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Michigan.
He was a son of Antonio and Rosa Basile Mazza, Clarksburg.
His wife, Helen Fanire Mazza, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Constance (Paul) Debbaudt and Rosa Mary (Patrick) Harrison; five grandchildren, Brian Debbaudt, Maria Debbaudt, Amy (Mario) Rea, Catlin Harrison and Patrick Harrison; two siblings, Angeline Barberio, Clarksburg, and John Mazza, Pasadena, Calif.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ross, Clarksburg and Frank, Redford Township, Mich.; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary (John) Scatchel, Tressie Spatofore and Lucy Crispino.
Mr. Mazza graduated from Victory High School with the class of 1927. He served in the U.S. Navy.
BELINGTON -- Mr. Robert Lee "Bob" Moore, 83, of 319 Bradshaw St., Belington, died at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg. He had been in failing health for the past several months but death was unexpected.
He was born May 18, 1917, at Belington, a son of the late Herman and Leona Murphy Moore.
His wife, the former Lois Simmons, whom he married Sept. 18, 1955, at Red House, Md., survives at their home in Belington.
Also surviving are one son, Michael Moore and wife, Debbie, Baughman Road, near Philippi; one daughter, Cheryl Rosencrance and husband, Lee Elwood, Belington; two grandchildren, Kyle Robert Moore Rosencrance and Leandra Kate Rosencrance, both of Belington; and two stepgrandchildren, Kevin Howell, Elkins, Kenny Howell and wife, Amy, U.S. Army, Killian, Texas.
He was also preceded in death by one infant sister.
Mr. Moore attended the schools of Barbour County. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, where he was recipient of the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster World War II Victory Ribbon. He was discharged, having the rank of sergeant with the 856th Bomb Squadron.
He was retired from the Kane and Kaiser Hardware Company in Belington, where he had driven a delivery truck for many years, and upon his retirement he was working as a warehouse foreman.
He was a member of the Belington Baptist Church which was founded by his great-grandfather, the Rev. Robert Dunham. He was a past member of the Belington Volunteer Fire Department.
FAIRMONT -- Delia "Dee" Morgan, 64, of Fairmont, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.
She was born Sept. 6, 1936, in Knott County, Ky., a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Ward Anderson.
Her husband of 40 years, Jay L. Morgan, whom she married July 16, 1960, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Kellie Morgan, Fairmont; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Bryan Woodward, Bridgeport; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Erma Anderson, Nicholasville, Ky., and Berley and Virginia Anderson, London, Ky.; five grandchildren, Lauren, Hunter and Skyler Morgan, Jay and Woody Woodward; 19 nieces and nephews, including Melinda and Pamela.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Ben Anderson.
Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker and mother. She was a business associate of NAPA-Morgan Auto Parts, Parkersburg Livestock Market, Liberty Truck Stop in Parkersburg, and Bel Meadow Country Club.
She was a graduate of Carr Creek High School in Knott County, Ky., and the Little French Beauty Academy in Bluefield.
CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Edgar Lee Myers, 76, of Salem, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in the SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Salem, following an extended illness.
He was born May 12, 1924, at Wolf Summit, a son of the late W. Wayne Myers and Josephine Dakon Myers.
His wife, Edith Jean Myers, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Edgar L. Myers Jr., Salem, and Roy A. Myers, Fullerton, Calif.; one sister, Ruth Singhoss, Alexandria, La.; one brother, Jackson C. Myers, Peach Tree City, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Laura A. Myers and Jesse W. Myers.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Stillman J. and Jerry W. Myers.
Mr. Myers previously attended the St. Marks Lutheran Church, Clarksburg.
He was a salesman with Osborne Machinery of Clarksburg, retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor James L. Caton II presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Paula Ann Holbert Pownell
MANNINGTON -- Paula Ann Holbert Pownell, 51, of Ruskin, Fla., formerly of Mannington, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 21, 1948, at Francis Mines, a daughter of the late Gerald Paul and Flora Stevens Holbert.
Her husband, Donald Eugene Pownell, survives at Ruskin, Fla.
Also surviving are one son, John Paul Holbert, Mannington; two sisters, Mrs. Luther (Sue) Gump, Metz, and Mrs. Donald (Sandra) Kelly, Inwood; two grandchildren, Jon Paul and Brandon Holbert, Rachel; two nieces, Mrs. Roger (Christina) Nelmes, Rhode Island, and Ms. Sherry Kelly, Martinsburg; two nephews, James Gump, Lewiston, Idaho, and Scott Gump, Kitchener, Ontario.
She was also preceded in death by one nephew, Donald "Donnie" Kelly.
Mrs. Pownell spent several years as a cashier for K-Mart in Greenville, N.C., and several places in Ruskin, Fla.
She was a CPR and First Aid instructor for the American Red Cross. She was an EMT and senior paramedic for the Marion County Rescue Squad, Mannington Station.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, with the Rev. Valinda Custer officiating.